Franklin, TN – July 17, 2022 – Mitsubishi (NASDAQ:MSBHF) has issued a recall for 56,080 vehicles over a problem with the rearview camera. The device could fail to show an image of the vehicle’s rear portion while reversing, increasing the risk of accidents and injury as well as property damage.
The recall covers the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander compact crossover SUVs.
The rearview camera enhances safety by providing drivers with a view of the vehicle’s rear while the transmission is in Reverse gear. This image is displayed on the dashboard monitor, allowing users to see more behind the vehicle than is normally possible with the rearview mirror.
Due to a Mitsubishi software issue, the recalled vehicles could fail to show the image on the screen, restricting the driver’s view of the area.
The component involved in this recall is the in-vehicle infotainment system, with part numbers 8740A049 and 8740A050.
Read more about the risks of this defect in our recent article about a similar recall issued by Stellantis.
Other Mitsubishi recalls
There was a Mitsubishi Outlander recall in February 2022 over a problem with the fuel pump. “Abnormal wear” on the component could cause it to fail, leading to the engine stalling while the vehicle is in motion. This increases the risk of a crash and injury.
The 2022 Outlander has also been the subject of two complaints with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) over defective airbags. One incident was recorded on July 7, when an Outlander’s front airbags failed to deploy, despite the vehicle sustaining severe damage to the “front quarter panels.”
Dealers will reprogram the software to fix the problem. This will be performed free of charge. Owners who have availed of a remedy prior to the recall order will be directed to contact Mitsubishi for reimbursement.
Affected owners will be notified by August 1, 2022.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
More than 56,000 vehicles are included in this Mitsubishi rearview camera recall. To see if your vehicle is affected, run a Mitsubishi recall check using MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.